PRE-CONCUSSION SCREENING for only $25 using the King Devick Test.
Schedule an appointment for your child or have the entire sports team pre-screened.
Is your child involved in sports, dance, or any other activities than may cause a head injury?
After a concussion it is important to measure how well the brain functions post-injury. At NYC Pupil we believe in the importance of pre-concussion screening before an injury actually occurs. Creating a baseline is the first step in managing head injury.
What is a King Devick Test? Having a Baseline Concussion Test is like having concussion insurance. We take baseline tests (typically prior to sport season) with the King Devick Test. If in the event of a concussion we administer the same test and compare to the prior test results. These baseline tests and post-injury tests are computerized assessments that measure Reaction Time, Memory Capacity, Speed of Mental Processing, and Executive Functioning of the brain. They also record baseline concussion symptoms and provide extensive information about the athlete's history with concussions and is of great help to doctors.
Why is it Important to get "Baselined?" Every concussion is unique, so it is important to treat individuals on a case-by-case basis. Comparing post-injury test scores of an individual to their own baseline test scores from before the concussion is considered best practice. Without a baseline test to use for comparison, an individual's post-injury test scores can only be compared to the general population. Whenever possible, we want to compare apples to apples, and Baseline Concussion Tests allow us to do just that. Also, because baseline testing usually occurs early in the season, the very act of getting tested will raise concussion awareness for athletes, parents, and coaches.
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Since 2011, there have been over 140 peer-reviewed studies recently published in elite medical journals validating King-Devick technologies products as quick, objective measures of saccadic dysfunction indicating suboptimal brain function in: concussion, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, hypoxia, extreme sleep deprivation, Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions as well as effective intervention solutions for reading disabilities and post traumatic brain injury recovery. King-Devick Test has FDA pre-amendment certification for the assessment of saccadic eye movements. K-D Balance is FDA 510(k) cleared as a balance assessment tool. Some off-label uses of devices described in the peer-reviewed scientific research below have not been cleared by FDA.